Skip to main content

Roach Killa: Interview

Hi Roach Killa, Thank you for taking the time to talk to us. How are you doing? “Go Down Low” will be released September 15th and shows a new musical direction. Is there any story behind the new direction?
Go Down Low is a  Reggae influenced dance no. for the masses.. I grew up in Toronto, Canada and the neighbourhood that i grew up in Scarborough or Scartown had a lot of immigrants and majority of them were from the carribean .. so  i instantly fell in love with Reggae music..
Having eastern Roots as i was born in LIBYA i decided to experiment with the 2 genres of music and dropped my first single “TALKIN”  which was signed to VIRGIN Records..
Over the years i built a massive worldwide fan base from Fusion Music to Strictly Reggae/HipHop.. The new direction is for me to take my fan base on a worldwide journey and  showcase my talent to the masses and create a movement.. 

Your track “Bomp” already reached #15 in the National Dance Charts and your latest single Heartbroken has achieved 10 million YouTube views in 6 months. How does this success feel? Do you feel any pressure coming with it?
I never feel the pressure because we live breathe what we do.. we love what we do so it just comes natural, we don’t force it and Im blessed by such wonderful fans that support my music to the fullest so its a win win win… Bomp was a project i did for SONY/BMG Italy produced by DJ JAD of (ARTICOLO 31) Italy’s biggest hiphop Group… The song reached no.15 on the charts which i was very humbled by and only gave me more strength and belief… Heartbroken we all knew was gonna be 
a big track but 10 million in 6 months was an amazing feeling just goes to show that
good music will always find its listeners… 

You were born in Libya, raised in Toronto and now live in Birmingham. Do you feel each city has influenced your music?
Of course… Life is an experience as long as you learn from it… Everyday is a learning curve.. Africa to Canada then to Uk definitely has shaped my music and moulded me into the artist i am today … I think its an advantage to be able to experience different cultures and translate that to the music…

If it was up to you and you could collaborate with an artist, who would you choose?
Theres a few.. but off the top EMINEM because i learnt a lot from him interns of VOCAL DELIVERY… BREATH CONTROL.. TIGHTNESS OF THE FLOW… WORD PLAY
I can Go on lol… Only way to describe him is LEGEND

Are there any plans to take your music on the road?
GO DOWN LOW is releasing sept 15th and We are in full promotion mode and the 
early response is great.. so as the days get closer, we will be on road doing promotional shows, radio interviews, appearances etc… 

Where can people find you online in case they want to stay up-to-date?
My twitter is @roachkilla1
Instagram : @roachkillaofficial  

Again, thank you for taking the time!

Popular posts from this blog

Siiren Sire - Doppelgänger (Behind The Scene)

Siiren Sire ‘Doppelganger’ Cutmore Remix 27th January 2017 “Thank you for the dope music you’re dropping sister!” The Dutch Guy
Listen to Doppelgänger Cutmore remix here (private link)
Producer/vocalist/songwriter Reading born Siiren Sire has a rare talent for creating music both commercial & radio friendly and gritty and club banging. With 80s electro and reggae influences, Siiren Sire has a unique sound that has earned her an impressive fanbase.
Doppelganger is Siiren Sire’s new single, a fun pop record with attitude with an infectious groove.
“Doppelganger is about staying true to who you are. We live in a society where we are sold the idea to be like everyone else. You can only be you.So Just do you!” Siiren Sire
Siiren has worked with the likes of award winning production team The Animal Farm but is now currently finishing her album (due for release next year) with top London producer Laurence Hobbs, who helped develop her sound. Though her forthcoming album is very commercial and…

Matterz Live: Shaodow – Album Launch @ Hoxton Square Bar & Kitchen

Listen to ShaoDow's single 'Accent' ft McLean
Shaodow’s concert at Hoxton last Sunday was dope. Being a part of this was like a rave party in the hip-hop scene, strange to say it like that but it’s the best way to describe the feeling of the night. 
When Shaodow hit the stage, the audience went crazy. The opening was really impressive as he started his performance with some techniques inspired by Kung Fu. For those of you who do not know his story, Shaodow was taught Kung Fu as a teenager in China and the martial art has marked his life. Inspired by Shaolin’s way of life and theories, he tried to introduce all these elements to his performance (giving new perspectives) and many parts of the show referred to these techniques, creating a more sophisticated ambiance. 

Shaodow says that his new album is ‘the culmination of 2 years of hard work, creativity and career progression condensed into audio form and then thrown at you like a Ninja Star.’ So true! He prepared distinctive …

Paris King Matterz Interview

Hi Paris! Thank you for taking the time to talk to us. How are you today?
Im amazing thanks and I'm looking forward to Christmas and having a great time promoting my new track "My Addiction" which is out on January 27th! 
You are about to release your song ‘My Addiction’. How does it feel?
Exciting- in a word! But more than that I just feel really grateful that I am able to share the music and video with everybody. I spent years as a kid dreaming of releasing music and to be actually doing it really is a dream come true! 
Can you tell us a little bit more about the backstory of ‘My Addiction’?
Ofcourse! the track is about addiction to anything. Drugs,sex, alcohol, love, the lot! its more about the emotions that being addicted to something convey instead of a dependence on anything or anyone in particular. It depends on how it resonates with the listener as to what it relates to.
Besides working on your new music are there any hints you can share with us about possible future …